Hotel La Suite Kobe Harborland
Travel Blogs from Kobe
Blazing sunshine and
warm breezes made the walk to the train station pleasant. We’d decided to head to Kobe in spite of the fact that it is not
particularly a tourist Mecca. The train ride was
shorter today. Kobe trains were also nowhere near as crowded as
are most of the trains into and out of Osaka. It
was a welcomed relief to have a comfortable seat to share. Kobe is a ...
... it was chilly in Japan and there were times I was happy to have my winter coat, overall I was surprised to find green leaves on many of the trees and the flowers in bloom. It could have been spring with the narcissus blooming, or fall with all the Japanese Maples in their fiery glory. I spent Christmas Day exploring the famous Osaka Castle with Grace and a couple of her Japanese friends. Christmas does not have the ...
Al was getting a bit concerned (ok, very concerned) about the time and was very relieved when we got on that train but both of us were surprised/concerned as the train filled and we were soon inside a very packed sardine can. This is a Saturday, not a weekday.
Finally squeeze out of the crush at Shinjuku, pick up the bags, get back on the cross city train and head for Tokyo station and our last Shinkensen ride.
... here than they were in Kyushu which was really nice. Cherry trees are everywhere!
For dinner we went to an izakaya and then out for karaoke. My friend is leaving Japan because of the nuclear disaster and it was her going away party. We did karaoke for 3 hours! There were around 30 of us. It was crazy. I've haven't seen that many foreigners in one place since I was in the Vancouver airport way back in August. I think I had a little bit of a reverse culture ...
... quake in world history, the largest in Japan for 140 years, it has moved the main island 2.4 metres, and the earth off its axis by 10cm. I missed this by 10 days and could have been in the middle, although Tokyo and all the places I visited are in the south and should be in the ...